Sunday, September 8, 2013

Project Sunday: back to school braided hairstyles

Hello, lovelies!

Sorry for another extended pause here at C.C. The last few weeks have been insane with moving, organizing, and traveling to see family. Two weekends ago, my cousin Kara came to visit, and she agreed to be my hair model. It's always easier to do someone else's hair, but I'm sharing three braided hairstyles you can do yourself in 15 minutes to get ready for school or college. Enjoy!

This easy updo is a fishtail braid with one extra step:
simple enough for every day wear, elegant enough for a special event!

Isn't she gorgeous?! Love this girl!
Create a deep side part, and pull all hair to one side.

 Fishtail braid the hair.

 Even out the braid by gently pulling on both sides of the braid.

 Roll braid under itself and bobby pin into place.

 Add decoration. (I made this pin myself.)

Here you can see the braided detail from the side.

Can you see how messy our new place is?
This updated bun combines two hot trends: braids and ballerina hairdos.
Create a high ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

 Divide ponytail into two pieces, and braid each piece.
Secure with clear elastic bands.

Wrap one braid around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.

 Wrap the other braid around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

 Flowers go perfectly with this sweet hairstyle. (I made this pin using ribbon.)

The braids turns this uncomplicated look into an intricate hairstyle.

This braid looks more difficult than it is. If you can French braid your hair already, you can do this! I like this look because it appears differently from all four angles, almost like four hairstyles in one.

 Start with a deep side parting on the top of the head.

Continue to part the hair diagonally to the back of the head.

 French braid the front section of hair until you reach the top of the ear.
This part is the hardest: from the top of the ear, French braid toward the back of the neck.
Braid across the back of the head, angling the braid toward the bottom of the opposite ear.

When you reach the opposite ear, you should have gathered all the hair into the French braid.
Braid the remaining hair normally and secure.

Voila! A headband would look great with this braid.

I hope your return to school is wonderful and fashionable :)

Much love,